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JetBlue passener kicked off after harassing Ivanka Trump

Picture this: you meet Ivanka Trump and her family on a flight, and you decide to tell her exactly what’s what. But don’t do it. Resist the urge to …

Ivanka Trump

Transmission | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Because the natural reservoir host of Ebola viruses has not yet been identified, the way in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of …

Top Rated Electronic Health Record Software Is Free

Earlier this month, Medscape published the results of their recent survey (here) which asked 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties to rate their Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. For overall satisfaction, the #1 ranked EHR solution was the VA’s Computerized Patient Record System ‒ also known …

Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Google(s goog) wants to establish what a fully healthy human looks like, in order to make it possible to detect diseases …

Why Do We Have Blood Types, Anyway?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don't really know what blood types are for. Do they really matter?<p>When my parents informed me …

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.<p>If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed …

Women's Health

Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Arrest: An Insight into the Condition of Domestic Workers in India

The 39-year-old senior Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was arrested in New York for alleged visa fraud and exploiting her babysitter cum …

GPs who fail to spot cancer could be named

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1088000/1088844_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522259177_95353472e70c9e2bd8f28ee4c5f490ec<p><b>GPs with a poor record in spotting signs of cancer could be publicly named under new government plans.</b><p>Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to expose …

Physiology

How mobile became mighty in healthcare

Ten powerful trends emerging in mobile health for patients, professionals and providers<p>Without a doubt, 2014 will be declared the year mobile became mighty in healthcare. No matter where in the world you live, whether you are talking about patients, consumers, or healthcare providers, mobile is …

India admits Delhi matches Beijing for air pollution threatening public health

World Health Organisation study finds Indian capital had dirtiest atmosphere of 1,600 cities around the world for PM2.5 particles<p>India's state air monitoring centre has admitted that pollution in Delhi is comparable to that of Beijing, but disputed a World Health Organisation (WHO) finding that the …

Is This How We'll Cure Cancer?

For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure–but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back; she was put into remission once more and …

Facebook hits 100 million India users, largest after US

<b>New Delhi:</b> Facebook Inc. has hit more than 100 million users in India, making it only the second country after the US to achieve the milestone, the …

Young voters have numbers to set India on new path

BANGALORE, India (AP) — What do India's youth want from their politicians? Clean water, universal health care, women's safety, food for all, better education, less corruption, better roads, more investment and above all, more jobs.<p>In short, they want it all, and they want it fast.<p>As India begins …

Stroke Patient Hears Doctors Discuss Organ Donation

A Swedish man who was paralyzed by a massive stroke has filed a complaint against the hospital that cared for him because he claimed he could hear …

Medicine

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INDIA’S general election, the world’s biggest democratic exercise, kicks off on April 7th. Voting will take place, across 35 states and territories, …

Why homeopathy is nonsense

VISIT any health shop and you are likely to see them: packages of homeopathic remedies claiming to cure whatever ails you, from coughs and fever to …

A DNA Sequencing Breakthrough That Many Expectant Moms Will Want

DNA sequencing has made its way to the clinic in a dramatic new way: detecting chromosomal defects very early in pregnancy. We’ve known for 25 years that traces of fetal DNA can be detected in a pregnant women’s blood. But these traces are very small, and until now, we just didn’t have the …

These Are The 20 Most Expensive Surgeries In The US

Every year, doctors in U.S. hospitals perform about 15 million operations. Having surgery more than doubles the cost of your hospital stay.<p>So which operations are the costliest?<p>The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a government agency, crunched the latest numbers (from 2011) for its …

Health Care

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

3D Printing

FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

Angioplasty and its revolutionary impact over 50 years

<b>In the 1960s patients with a blocked artery would have required major open surgery and a hospital stay of a week or more.</b><p>Half a century on, patients are treated in a matter of hours and return home the same day - and it's all thanks to the angioplasty procedure.<p>Dr Duncan Ettles, president of the …

Medicine

Check Out Michelangelo's Beautifully Illustrated Grocery List From 1518

Ever wondered what famous artist Michelangelo ate? Here's a peek at one of his grocery lists:<p>The shopping list, which comes from the collection of the Florence museum Casa Buonarroti, is accompanied by illustrations that were most likely drawn to help guide Michelangelo's illiterate assistant while …

Art

The ethics of a surgeon leaving his mark on a patient

<b>A surgeon in Birmingham has been suspended after a colleague found the surgeon's initials branded on a patient's liver.</b><p>If true, it is difficult to imagine a plausible defence.<p>It is usual for surgeons, or the scrub nurse, to test the diathermy - a pen-like device which produces heat to stop bleeding …

Online Privacy

Emotional Google ad a viral hit in India and Pakistan

Focus of ad about a reunion following India-Pakistan partition<p>An emotional advertisement for Google's search engine has become a hit in India and …

India

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

Refurbished Soviet-era vessel purchased for £1.4bn as India modernises military to counterbalance Chinese expansion<p>India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on …

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Why 15% Of Americans Don't Use The Internet

Americans aren’t giving up on the internet, but 15% of us don’t want to be bothered.<p>Call them the “undecided voters” of cyber space, but according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 21% of respondents who aren’t online say they’re off because the web doesn’t interest them.<p>What? Not interested …